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December 10, 2010  10:22 PM

Gartner: rookie virtualization mistakes to avoid

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Gartner Data Center Conference, mistakes, pitfalls, problems, Virtualization, VMware

What are the most common mistakes IT managers make when doing a server virtualization project? There are many, and they’re easily avoidable, said a gaggle of Gartner analysts at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas this week. Most virtualization goofs center around lack of planning...

October 28, 2010  3:33 PM

IT execs wave $50 billion budget purse to drive cloud computing standards

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
cloud computing, DataCenter, Virtualization

Intel and a group of high profile data center managers are banding together to drive cloud computing standards and interoperability. The organization, called the Open Data Center Alliance, boasts a handful of really big names, including BMW,...

October 6, 2010  5:40 PM

Data center services stocks take it on the chin

Posted by: badarrow
Akamai, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, co-location, Data Center, Equinix, Savvis, Terramark

Comments from Equinix and Savvis spooked Wall Street late Tuesday and this morning,

September 21, 2010  7:34 PM

Head to head video: Ellison gets cloud computing religion

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
cloud computing, DataCenter, Oracle

In 2009, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison compared cloud computing hype to water vapor. One year later he's on the cloud bandwagon, especially if you're interested in creating your own private cloud with...

August 30, 2010  3:10 PM

Can a cloud replace a cluster?

Posted by: Alex Barrett
blade server, DataCenter, private cloud, server virtualization

Do virtualization and private clouds have the oomph to run demanding research workloads that currently run on high performance Linux clusters? Computer scientists want to find out. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the first users of the

May 12, 2009  6:48 PM

Rackable acquires Silicon Graphics, takes SGI name

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
high performance computing, Oracle, Rackable Systems, SGI, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, Virtualization, x86 server

Rackable Systems completed its acquisition of Silicon Graphics, Inc. on Monday and oddly enough, Rackable will adopt SGI as its global name and brand, instead of the other way around.

April 17, 2009  2:24 PM

Boston Marathon website prepares for traffic surge

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, Boston Athletic Association, Boston Marathon, c-class blade servers, F5 Networks, Hewlett Packard, Virtualization

About a million people will visit the Boston Marathon website on Monday to check out the 113th annual race, so the IT pros supporting the website have been hard at work these past few weeks making sure the site doesn't crash that day. The

March 17, 2009  5:36 PM

Cisco’s Unified Computing System strategy; smart move?

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Cisco Systems, Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Computing System, Intel Nehalem, Networking, Virtualization, VMware

I tuned in to Cisco's web-based news conference yesterday to hear about their first server platform within the Unified Computing System, and my eyes are still rolling today. Instead of showing off...

February 2, 2009  5:52 PM

NFL’s biggest game supported by IBM’s smallest system

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, IBM, IBM BladeCenter S, mobil data center, NFL, SuperBowl, virtual machine, VMware

If you watched the Steelers win their sixth Super Bowl last night, everything you heard from the press and all the stats from came from

January 29, 2009  4:31 PM

Gartner warns users of multi-core processing hazards

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, dual-core processor, Gartner, Intel, multi core processing, parallelism, quad-core processor, Virtualization

Gartner, Inc. reported this week that data centers are being...

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